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Thursday, June 11, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Prospective enrollment in graduate programs at Youngstown State University and Kent State University remain on a steady track for the upcoming academic year, administrators say. New advanced-degree programs in science and technology, business, online education opportunities, along with a growing influx of international students have contributed to the boost in enrollment in […]

Thursday, June 11, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Board of Control this morning approved the settlement reached with the municipal court judges last week, and awarded two contracts for the conversion of space in the City Hall Annex to accommodate the courts. City Council approved the settlement with the judges last week. Olsavcky Jaminet Architects Inc., Youngstown, was awarded […]

Thursday, June 11, 2015

CLEVELAND — Cyprium Partners, a non-control private equity firm, announced Wednesday its “new sponsorless mezzanine investment” in B.J. Alan Co.,  the Warren-based operator of more than 70 Phantom Fireworks showrooms in 17 states. The capital was used to refinance existing indebtedness and to fund continued growth, Cyprium said. Terms were not disclosed. Bruce Zoldan, CEO […]

Thursday, June 11, 2015

HOWLAND, Ohio – Obesity will soon surpass tobacco use among the No. 1 cause of preventable deaths globally, a primary care physician with ValleyCare Health System of Ohio told business leaders Wednesday. “We really haven’t done a great job at dealing with this obesity epidemic,” said Dr. Vincent Marino, one of the speakers at a […]

Thursday, June 11, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY – Gulfport Energy Corp. has acquired 35,325 leasehold acres and other assets in Ohio’s Utica shale from American Energy – Utica LLC, a subsidiary of American Energy Partners, for approximately $407 million. Gulfport purchased 6,198 acres in Belmont and Jefferson counties for $68.2 million and another 27,228 acres in Monroe County for $319 […]

Thursday, June 11, 2015

CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Cavaliers organization is moving to expand the team’s worldwide footprint in the global marketplace. To that end, the Cavaliers has enlisted ESP Properties and Property Consulting Group to help maximize the franchise brand outside North America, with both agencies assigned to represent the Cavaliers in securing international partnerships. The NBA Finals […]

Thursday, June 11, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Combined sales of new and used cars in the Mahoning Valley dropped 1.4% last month, the Automobile Dealers Association of Eastern Ohio reported Wednesday, with 5,914 vehicles leaving showrooms in May. Sales of new cars and trucks were down 5.2% compared to May 2014, with 2,482 sold last month in Mahoning, Trumbull […]

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — After a bitter winter with little or no project activity, commercial builders in the Mahoning and Shenango valleys say the market is on the mend. A flurry of new bidding opportunities has emerged with the construction season in full swing. Regardless, the makeup of projects over the last several years has changed. […]

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

POLAND, Ohio — Klacik Real Estate, one of the largest independent real estate agencies in the Mahoning Valley, reports the company sold properties valued at a combined $19.7 million as a result of 237 real estate transactions in 2014. “Our sales people did an exceptional job in 2014,” says Michael D. Klacik, broker. The company […]

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

KENT, Ohio — Kent State University has named Barnes & Noble College as the new operator of the Kent State University Bookstore at its eight campuses. The existing bookstore staff will stay on and transition to new management, which took effect May 18 for the Kent and Trumbull campuses, and will take effect July 6 […]

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